Lisa Alvarado
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Lisa Alvarado

Chicago, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | AFTRA

Chicago, Illinois, United States | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Comedy World




"Comic Alvarado loves to make people laugh"

Stand-up comedian Lisa Alvarado has performed shows throughout the country in clubs, theaters and comedy festivals.

She has appeared on NBC’s "Last Comic Standing," Nick at Nite’s "The Search for the Funniest Mom in America 2," SiTv and "Qué Loco Comedy Jam."Stand-up comedian Lisa Alvarado has performed shows throughout the country in clubs, theaters and comedy festivals.

She has appeared on NBC’s "Last Comic Standing," Nick at Nite’s "The Search for the Funniest Mom in America 2," SiTv and "Qué Loco Comedy Jam."

Alvarado’s material is based on her life experiences as a single mom and Latina working in a male-dominant business.

She said it’s the best job in the world.

"I love making people laugh." Alvarado said during a phone interview with The Park Record from her home in Los Angeles. "There is no other job like it."

"It’s unreal to bond with a group of complete strangers and laugh together," she said. "When the set is going great, I’m laughing, too, and talking with them half the time."

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- Salt Lake City Tribune

"Parodies of Parenthood"

..Lisa Alvarado honed her skills in comedy clubs in both Chicago and Los Angels mostly talking about being Peruvian and single. "It was a great learning experience," Ms. Alvarado,.......said of the competition.
"And I'M not even the typical Latina," she says in her routine. "I'm not, because I got pregnant in my late teens. There was so much pressure in my house, you guys. My mom's always like, 'Hurry up, your little brother's already a grandfather.'" - The New York Times

"Celebrity Quotes"

"Lisa’s comedy has a “really great point of view and attitude, and comedy that people haven’t seen before… a really fresh voice” Carol Leifer

“I loved it, it was great!”
Katey Sagal - Various

"What Colleges are Saying About Lisa"

"Lisa plays for laughs with poignnancy. her steady humor set up a scene and then surprises with the final twist. She was also a pleasure to work with on a professional level."

Donna Napoli
Swarthmore College - Various

"The Funny Girl"

Born to peruvian parents in Chicago Alvarado always knew she wanted to be a comedian. "I liked making people laugh, but I was never the class clown, " she says. In prepararation for Stand-Up she worked first with an improv troupe. Now with an arsenal of self-depracating jokes about teen pregnancy and dating delivered with a deadpan irony that runs counter to her movie star looks, she's primed for stardom. A recent appearance on the CBS network's COMICS UNLEASHED, regular appearances on SiTV, and status as a sleeper fave at this years LAtinos Laugh Festival have combined to solidify her reputation as a bona fide Latina Queen of Comedy. "She has a very bright future ahead of her," says Festival Founder Jeff Valdez. "When People say 'it factor' it's hard to define. You know when you see it. It's that electric illumination. That's Lisa." Able Salas - Ciudad Magazine



Lisa Alvarado, "The Latin Queen of Comedy" is Tina Fey meets Sophia Vergara. Lisa brings the funny with clever wit and a sassy, fun attitude.  Born to Peruvian immigrant parents, Lisa specializes in sharing her background in a hilarious, relatable way!

Lisa is a National Headliner touring the world in many comedy clubs, colleges, corporate events, and military tours. Credits & TV appearances include: Dry Bar Comedy Special, Nick at Nite’s “Search for the Funniest Mom in America 2,” NBC's “Last Comic Standing”, “Comics Unleashed”, “Stand Up in Stilettos” on TV Guide Network, NuvoTV,, and many more. In Sept 2021, Lisa performed in the "Best of the Fest" at the HA! Comedy Festival now on HBOMAX.

Ms. Alvarado was voted “Best Up & Coming Latino Comedian” by The LA Comedy Festival and her jokes have been quoted in The New York Times.  Lisa is an accomplished writer as well, as staff writer on two different TV shows, one for MTV3 and the other entitled “Funny You Should Ask” adding over 150 episodes to her credits.  In 2020, she sold her first feature length script to a streaming company recently acquired by Sony Pictures.

Lisa is the creator & producer of three original web series, winner of Best Actress in a Web Series” and “Best Comedy Web Series” Finalist at the Official Latino Short Film Festival.  Her first documentary, the critically acclaimed story about a dying man’s final wish to perform Stand Up Comedy and their journey together to accomplish his dream entitled “Don’t Wait:  The Michael Schmid Story” is now available to stream at

As owner, Lisa’s goal at LA Amigas Productions is to empower women and ethnically diverse writers, actors, producers, editors and directors while delivering excellent content with a strong point of view and a sh*t ton of depth and humor.

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